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have done a tremendous amount of work here in the community. tell us about your background jean >> chef well, i have been working as a community activist for a long time. i first got into it after the 1991 fire in the oakland hills it was terrible. such a need for so many volunteers and so forth. so i took a position with city of oakland to assist in the rebuilding process. as a result of that i got introduced to the group of people that were working on an enterprise grant, $25 million with the clinton administration we were able to bring to the city of oakland to do economic revitalization. i went on there to do arbitration and retiring from the city. >> i remember you from the interfaith community to meet mayor we met for over a year. >> prior to his election i formed network santa fe action, group of pastors of all denominations we did good work getting him elected mayor of city of oakland. that is how i first met you and introduced me to so many hundreds and hundreds of other pastors throughout the city of oakland and bay area that lead to the work i am doing today as a result of th
reporting to us that there was a search warrant at the time as the body was taken from the house and the house was sealed up with tape as a crime scene. now, as robert explained, that makes the house not being allowed to be entered in the meantime because they are trying to preserve the evidence of the crime scene. today, the fbi brought by their emergency -- their -- some special evidence recovery team and they were doing a walk- through, apparently that was the reason to open the house and to go inside the house. it is a huge question in everybody's mind: was this body there ever since the first body was recovered? did the body come after that? if it was there when the other body was recovered, that of mr. ricardo sales, why didn't anyone see it before now? so i'm sure that question is going to be addressed at sometime later. police aren't speaking specifically toish that u this evening. >> don, they mentioned a landfill. they have been looking for six days in the landfill for frederick sales. i don't know if they had a tip about it. but they have been looking for him. it's ju
aspects of the state of israel. joining us are rachel a professional mediator and abby associate director of jewish community relations council. this is a wonderful initiative cosponsored by the jewish federation of marin and sonoma counties, jewish relations council and northern california rabbis. i am president of the board of rabbis so i am excited to talk to rachel, erin and abby. >>> thank you very having us. >> what is the year of civil discourse and why focus on israel? >> we are really excited about this project eric. we are launchling this because of controversy that brewed within the jewish community. we at jcrc are often -- most of our work is looking at community relations outside of the jewish community but the way in which our community dialogues about israel and other controversial matters has signaled to us we also need to focus at building bridges within the jewish community. we are launching initiatives to elevate the level of discourse within the jewish community on controversial issues. we heard from community leader who have felt verbally and physically attacked becau
of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
someplace where it's probably not so warm and i'm using that world mildly. 100 in fairfield, 102 antioch, 103 pleasanton, mid-90s in benicia, 97 in san jose. temperatures warmer than yesterday. in the coastline though in the same ballpark. 70s half moon bay, 90s kentfield, 98 santa rosa, 99 sonoma. so north and east bay location, that's where all the heat is going to be today. anne makovec is already there in walnut creek. it is not so hot right now, what is it like, anne. >> reporter: that's right, it is just below 60 degrees right now. it's especially pleasant to be the morning reporter because everybody working the later shift are going to be roasting. according to your forecast it will be 102 here in walnut creek today a difference of about 40 degrees from what it is right now. that heat wave will present two issues. it's a "spare the air." number 2, the possibility of power outages. so many people are running their air-conditioning, it can lead to system overload and that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e cu
to that at 6:00 tonight. until then, thanks for watching us at 5:00. good night. >> couric: tonight, scenes from a nightmare. an entire neighborhood near san francisco explodes in flames after a natural gas pipeline breaks. now rescue teams search the rubble for victims. i'm katie couric in los angeles. also tonight, it just keeps getting stranger. that pastor threatening to burn korans makes an ultimatum and now his daughter says she fears he's gone mad. changing the way cancer cells behave. a revolution in the fight against this deadly disease. and you can make a difference in the battle. join us tonight as we stand up to cancer. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting tonight from los angeles. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're here at the sony studios for tonight's special stand up to cancer program. we'll have more about that later. but first, our top story. a deadly disaster that wiped out an entire neighborhood here in california. it was just before 6:30 last evening people in the city of san bruno were just sitting down to dinner.
on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it
for st. francis in north beach. you brought it here and had it constructed do you want to tell us about the video you made. >> we made a video because so much of it was prove den shall. so much of it was going to happen no matter what we humans had to say about it i absolutely believe that. one part of the video i say you know it dawned on me in the middle of creating it, what a servant i was. it is so true. we were just total servants creating this amazingly sacred little space in the heart of our city. >> tell us briefly it is what? >> it is the little coo bella that st. francis himself rebuilt in 1206. >> in racy sei. >> i call st. francis francesco because he is my best friend he left town after he had a discussion, an argument with his father and the mayor of the town and he befriended his bishop. he goes down the held and starts building san domiano. he said go rebuild my church it is in ruins he rebuilt it and goes down further into the valley to santa maria, dangele and rebuilds the ben deck tin chapel of the portuncula. he creates his order, lives and dies inside it. it was his
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will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
important mark on the marsh with their work on trying to move us in a wonderful and positive direction. >> reporter: they were killed last week when a gas line exploded and fire brought down their house in san bruno. 13-year-old janessa was in the eighth grade, president of the student body, piano player, dancer and actress in school plays. >> she was just larger than life and she has such a -- such an amazing gift for living that when you -- as soon as you met her, you smiled because that's what she brought out in you. >> reporter: many of the people who attended were her classmates. school was cancelled for the day. >> she was really funny and made us all laugh when she smiled. >> she got her characteristics from her mom. her mom was intelligent, poised, she had a lot of class. >> reporter: jackie worked at the california public utilities commission for more than 20 years and even served on a committee focused on natural gas, but her main job was mother. >> the world should know how special the mother-daughter relationship is. >> reporter: at a memorial service last night, a tape of
and the league open an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio. early this tuesday morning, the studio. early this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> it is a tuesday. we welcome you all to a special west coast updated edition. 7:00 a.m. pacific time of "the early show" and want to get to breaking news this morning. in iran, american hiker sarah shourd out of prison after days of confusion and more than a year after she and two companions were arrested and accused of spying. elizabeth palmer is in london with the very latest. liz, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, what ri. yes, sarah shourd's lawyer spoke to cbs news not so long ago and confirmed she was released from evin prison and traveling to the gulf where her family's waiting for her. >> breaking news that we have coming in right now -- >> reporter: almost immediately iran's english language tv made an official announcement. >> iran released the u.s. national sarah shourd. the other two americans are in detention. they were$w >> reporter: s
becoming a little too smart? apple trying to change the way our phones look back at us. we've all seen the videos: i'm dana king. >> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >>> first we've all seen the videos, people using cell phones to record police officers, usually doing something that makes the cops look pretty bad. well, now some officers in the bay area have started wearing their own cameras to record your every move. robert lyles shows us how to spot them. >> reporter: suited up to patrol the streets of oakland once meant a badge and a gun. now officers say it means a recording device as well. >> just for that, so i can record myself when i stop people. >> reporter: motor officer jason scott has been paranoid complaints and lawsuits alleging officer misconduct have increased exponentially in the past decade. usually rooted in a battle of he said she said. >> stop this gentleman for having no plates on his vehicle. >> reporter: but that's about to change. >> this is the new age of policing. >> reporter: you might call it policing 2.0. 15 oakland officers are now wearing on their chests t
the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain wi
the focus, corrosion caused by bacteria. ann joins us from san bruno to explain this. ann. >> reporter: pg&e is refusing to talk so far this morning we are hoping for solid answers later on this afternoon. there is concern about corrosion coming from the inside of some of their pipelines. in the meantime, day two of demolition and clean up here in the san bruno neighbourhood that was demolished by the explosion. we finally got a chance to go beyond the barriers to get a closer look at what remains. a once thriving neighbourhood reduced to shades of grey. ash covering everything that stands and everything that stands, won't stand for long. a site that can crack even someone who does this for a living. >> on the emotional side, it is heart wrenching. >> reporter: the debris is being separated into what is recyclable and what is going to the dump. >> everything is decimated except for the things that are metal down to the wiring once holding together the wheels. >> reporter: as the clean up process continues so does the investigation into what caused this. >> the whole community wants answers
lyles shows us the classmates warrant closures could lead to violence. >> reporter: we are live outside richmond city council chambers and inside there have been more than 40 speakers who spent the past two hours offering commentary as to why all three of those schools should remain open. now the richmond city council must figure out or at least find 1 1/2 million dollars to keep those schools open for the next two years. now one city councilman tells us tonight he and the board are feeling financially bullied, but a pending election just may assure all three of those schools stay open. closing kennedy high school is more like a lecture in history. >> there's been generations pass through this school. >> reporter: a seminar on psychology. >> it's like a home wrecker, like tearing down schools. >> reporter: and a term paper on how to encourage social unrest. >> why don't they do some other school. therefore, you combine those two, it would be like massive destruction to the school. >> reporter: but for a school with lagging enrollment it seems the thing for the school board. >> there see
. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
on the bus. >> exactly. good to have you with us this morning. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfire. you know the area really well in colorado. we are going to bring thank you latest on the fires. dozens of homes burned. including four homes that belonged to firefighters fighting the blaze. >> also coming up this morning, you heard about the controversy near ground zero, proposed building of the islamic cultural center there. will have been all kinds of people protesting this. one of them is a preacher from florida. he has been on the march on this. he promised to burn a koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 -- anniversary. and it has gotten an interesting response from the commander of our troops in iraq. he says it is really bad. we will have more on that. >> we want to get to this first breaking news this morning. out of control wildfire around the area of boulder, colorado. tropical storm hermine, texas coming along the shore of the texas/mexico border. we will hear from don teague. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. winds fueled this fast moving fire. but the winds
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, looking at it under an electron microscope son that we can see minute details that will help us identify the nature of the breach. >> reporter: the ntsb is relying on the public for the search. if anyone smelled gas in the week before the explosion, if anyone saw dead plants near the explosion site, if anyone found metal that could be part of the exploded pipe. email sanbruno@ntsb.org. among the documents there is no record of anyone calling pg&e to report gas although cbs 5 interviewed half dozen people who shade that was the case in the neighborhood. ntsb plans to be here at least a week to ten more days scouring the enabled looking for clues. >> thank you, simon perez in san bruno. >>> well, it's certainly a question a lot of people have tonight: how are you supposed to know if there is a natural gas transmission line in your neighborhood? it's a harder thing to find out than you might expect. the online resource for this kind of information is the government-run national pipeline mapping system. the first thing you see on their web page now is a warning about extremely high traffic
for joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you think how this is proceeds depends on the boy's parents. absolutely. what's going to be key here, did this boy's parents consent to him being scared straight by this officer or was this vigilantism, a police officer take the law into his own hands? when you're a police officer you're always on duty and if you're going to cuff somebody, you have need to have a legitimate reason for doing it. >> reporter: reportedly these parents also have cell phone video of this arrest going on where this boy is allegedly handcuffed. that's probably going to come into play as well? >> absolutely. the witness statements and those cell phone videos are going to be key here and the district attorney will look at that in deciding whether to charge false imprisonment against this police officer. >> reporter: all right. mr. clark, thank you for joining us. we'll talk to you again at 6:30. back to you, sydnie. >> can you ask mr. clark, there were charges filed against both of the children, right? what happens there? i mean, is any of this made public?
for joining us? >> the san jose police officer is in the water. he is under investigation for pretending to arrest his stepdaughter's boyfriend. anne makovec is in san jose to show us what prompted him to handcuff a 15-year-old boy. >> reporter: he is accused of doing something that a lot of fathers would probably like to do, placed handcuffs on the boy who is accused of having sex with your child. but this is something that can land him in handcuffs. riding a police motorcycle and wearing a full uniform, a veteran san jose police officer is accused of abusing his authority driving to the home of this 14-year-old stepdaughter's 15-year-old boyfriend and handcuffing him for having sex with her. >> the handcuffs are the dethis case. if it's just a lecture and the officer being upset as any parent would be in this situation, that's one thing. but the minute you put handcuffs to scare somebody, that's where it could rise to the level of false imprisonment. a very serious allegations. >> reporter: sex between teenagers is a misdemeanor but citations are rare, especially from a parent. >> it i
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along t
and they hope to be able to identify these people sometime later this evening. they are going to have to use dental records. 52 people are injured, among the man we have been talking about greg. he has an amazing story to tell because he lives at 100 glenview drive right where the explosion took place. wait until you hear what he has endured for the last 24 hours. >>> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came --wood floors went like --exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, my backyard -- flames were shooting across my backyard. i opened the door and black smoke came in and i sucked it in and i went oh, man, i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: unimaginable trouble. chopper 5 took these pictures of greg's neighborhood as it was burning. >> as i opened the front door, it exploded in my face. and i fell back and like asphalt from the ground was shooting into the house. so i slammed the door shut. >> reporter: his first thought was for his neighb
thorough look yet at the >>> hello, thanks for joining us. today, people in san bruno are getting their most thorough look yet at the neighborhood where a pipeline explosion leveled dozens of homes. and anne makovec is in san bruno this noon to show us the devastation up close now. ann? >> reporter: i'm here live on claremont and you can see behind me the devastation. police just opened up several more blocks surrounding the blast zone at around 10:00 this morning. this is the closest the public has been able to get to ground zero of the thursday explosion, a haunting scene for those who live in the neighborhood trying to get back to normal as the investigation into what happened here continues. >> it just looks like a war zone. >> walter returned to his house yesterday. just yards from the strip of homes now reduced to a strip of chimneys surrounded by rubble. >> it just looks like -- smells like rotten eggs and dead rats. we still have the same memory from thursday. >> reporter: the memory of running for his life. the investigation into what happened to cause the gas line to rup
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
harness, he is using sophisticated suckings cups on his hands and feet and stir republicans attached to the suckings cups. he told police it would only take him an hour to get to the top as he did have a conversation with officers on the ground but as i say he is going on three hours now. police and fire department personnel are here, they are telling us the strategy is to let him time climb to top, they are checking in to see if he is okay. and then at the top he will be arrested by san francisco police officers. the skyscraper man is dan goodwin, in a press release he handed oughton the ground before his climb he said he is doing this for two reasons, one to draw attention the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terrorist attack. of course september 11th is a few days aday. and secondly to draw attention to cancer. in his press rehe's he describes himself as a cancer survivor that he once felt so hopeless he contemplated jumping off the golden gate bridge. he is carrying a flag to unfurl at the top. he claims to have scaled not only the world trade center but the sears tower, these are
. >> yeah, cooling down a bit. low pressure system down to the south of us in baja giving us more clouds today and also giving us cooler temperatures. we'll take a look at those cooler temperatures in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we are just getting word of a serious accident in oakland westbound 580 approaching grand avenue. it sounds like a car flipped over. chp is heading to the scene now. we are watching these sensors. so far they haven't changed color. so far they are still showing green. but we'll continue to check that if you are heading towards the macarthur maze something to be aware of. we also still have this injury crash in city streets in san francisco at 6th and folsom. police are still on scene and apparently one lane of 6th street is blocked near the intersection. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. -- that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >>> california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and may not happen u
7% called the u.s. operation in iraq a complete success. 23% say that it was a complete failure, 27% say that it was somewhat of a failure and 41% call it at least a partial success. >>> northern california television viewers will see something they have never seen on tv before. it's a tv commercial for medical marijuana. and as laura coal reports, even though the word "marijuana," is never actually used in the commercials, some parents are still upset. >> two ruptured disks that i have in my lower back. >> reporter: the ad tells people's pain. >> muscle spasms in my back. >> reporter: and explain marijuana for medical use. >> the people that you see giving those temperatures are real, live, every day patients, israel they are your neighborhoods, your children, your relatives. >> reporter: it's the first of its kind. >> i know that people are a lot of times afraid to step forward. >> reporter: the ad never even uses the word "marijuana." >> it says cannabis. >> reporter: but it still comes with controversy. >> you want to rays your kids and keep them away from drugs in society it's
and the moisture in the air will be advantage to us. >> have you ever seen anything like this before? >> no, and i don't want to again. >> the fire chief is explaining really a laundry list of what has gone on this afternoon including destruction of 53, 120 more damaged. >> we have continuing coverage, this evening a massive explosion in san bruno that set off a destructive and deadly fire. there are 3 confirmed dead in this disaster. >> two others have -- well, three total right now. tonight california office of emergency services says 53 homes completely destroyed, 120 as we mentioned damaged. less than an hour ago pg and e confirmed a gas line ruptured where the blast occurred they would take accountability if found to be responsible but caution the cause of the blast has yet to be determined. >> neighbors in the area tell cbs 5, that they have been smelling gas for several days now. this is -- this all began as i mentioned around 6:15 p.m. tonight. the first explosion was reported near skyline boulevard and san bruno avenue. witnesses in the area say several blasts then followed. at least 27 p
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
in washington, thank you. >>> joining us now to talk about the primaries and what happens in november are democrat strategist tonya acker in los angeles and republican strategist dan bartlett in austin, texas. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> good morning. >> dan, let's talk about this. you got delaware. you got kentucky. you got alaska, utah. one after another after another. are all of the tea party victories good for the republican party? >> well, when you have a situation like with mike castle getting beat in delaware it gives you pause because it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. having said that, though, harry, the intensity gap that we are seeing between the two parties this election cycle is mainly being fed by the tea party movement on the republican side so net-net it's still a gain. the prospect of taking over the house of representatives would not happen without this vibrant activity within the tea party so while you have the types of anomalies like we saw last night with mik
right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options. they can foot the bill or the county
avenue. don knapp shows us what the investigators found at the scene. >> reporter: the chp says speed and maybe alcohol were factors in the violent crash that claimed one life, left two with major injuries, and two with the bmw minor injuries. all of those high schoolers. two of the injured taken to san bernadino hospital, the other to marin general. >> the bmw behind us lost control, into the path of a big rig, and was struck. >> the driver of the big rig was uninjured. a long line of skid marks indicates a tire blew out, officer loudon sails, the skid marks beginning at what appears to be an older roadside memorial for a motorcyclist. >> it was a crash. we did find alcohol beverage containers in or about the vehicle but we have not determined it to be a factor yet. >> at novato high, some heard of the crash, but after a late in the day special teacher's meeting there what is no meeting of students. >> so he thinks he may know one or more of the victims. >> somebody i know had classes together, we would see each other every day, was involved in a horrible car accident. doesn't make m
hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> talk about a big storm. this is a really big storm. it is the size of california. >> yes. >> that's how big earl is. at 1997 on the west coast, all eyes are on earl. it brought rain and dangerous wind gusts as it brushes up the eastern seaboard. >> at this hour earl is centered east of ocean city, maryland. top winds now at 105 miles an hour. it is moving north at this point towards long island and towards cape cod and all those areas are bracing for the impact. >> we have reporters up and down the east coast this morning from north carolina to massachusetts. and we start with cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella in kill devil hills, north carolina, where they have been feeling earl ought night long. good morning, kelly. >> hours, yes, good morning, harry. for hours and hours and hours and as you can see here, the strong winds and heavy rains are still coming in waves here along north carolina's outer banks. this after a long nerve-racking night as earl brushed up along the coast. hurricane earl battered north carolina's coast with s
. right now the storm 940 miles east of the leeward islands, british virgin islands, u.s. vrnlgen islands. wind speeds 150 miles per hour. it's going to get up to 155, that's category five. still west at 13, still plenty of warm water and not a lot of wind sheer. then let's watch it progress. it will run into shear, some cooler water. bermuda is a question as we head into the weekend. what could it do and when will it make the turn to the north and to the east? that's what we wait for. wonder and watch. we'll have more in a little while. but a big storm brewing in the atlantic. folks, back to you. >> thanks very much, dave. to the latest on the battle over the bush era tax cuts. should they be extended and who should get them? a top republican in congress seems to be willing to make a deal with president obama who wants to limit the tax breaks, but is the gop really ready to make such a deal? and if so, what will it mean for your wallet? cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. congress is back from recess at long last. and they are exp
enforce. and author of member rows, outlining the use of torture on suspect president obama believes many checks checks will share us up from the birden of government. >>> the. moderate republicans are looking for a counterstrategy. formerred as vier to president bush said they have tapped into the voter frustration and anger but does not represent millions of american in the middle. >> reporter: new york governor said he will promote the democrats and republicans this fall. back here, jason explains what attracts him to the party. >> it's primarily the fiscal university. if you're someone like me who wants to be involved, it's nice for people to put their money where the mouth is. >> reporter: scott grown says it respects his family's doctor trig. >> i so happy to be black. i'm employed that i have a lot of family members who served the military. we believe in your individual freedom, and i have never found it, but i found it here. >> a new organization called no labels has formed to counterearn the red rick. they will try to get republicans and democrats reach across the aisle because n
to promote its sfo routes as well as free rides on "spare the air" days. there is the moneymaker used at sports stadiums across the country, naming rights. >> i think it would be good to name a station after me. [ laughter ] >> at the right price, possibly. but that idea may not fly since customers associate stations with cities and landmarks. >> they know where embarcadero is in san francisco. they know where oakland citycenter is. these are geographical places we want to stick with that theme. it's been that way for many, many years. the board solidified that in 2001 and they don't particularly want to change it. >> reporter: bart says 90% of revenue comes from the fare boxes and sales tax. multimedia advertising is just one of many ideas being floated to raise more money. one other thing to consider, whether using ads to turn on the cash flow might turn off folks who ride. >> as a young person who is constantly bombarded by advertisements and different venues all over the place and i'm one of the main targets of a lot of advertisers, i don't enjoy it very much. >> reporter: well, i
have called mcdonald's. they said they are working on a response. they haven't got back to us yet. >> mike, last night were you talking to us about the dollar men usual mcdonald's in the haight. now -- is this just bad timing for mcdonald's, these days? >> >> reporter: well, i don't know. good point. i guess mcdonald's has so many restaurants and it's such a big company and target that they are getting picked on in lots of different areas and i guess the bay area has two in a row. >> yeah. and i don't know how many hundreds of billions served. but lost track. all right, mike sugerman in walnut creek, thank you so much. >>> other headlines around the bay area, the suspected gang member charged with shooting a fremont cop went before the judge. dozens of bay area cops watched the arraignment this afternoon of andrew barrientos. police say he confessed to shooting todd young. he was one of two men trying to arrest him on a warrant. young is in serious but stable condition. barrientos didn't enter a plea. >>> hp is trying to stop mark hurd from working at rival oracle. hurd left hp la
. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here. we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. >>> it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
that that man may be linked to several bodies found in the bay area. anne makovec in vallejo to show us what she's learned about the investigation. >> reporter: this has been very confusing. there are a lot of cases involved and several killings. but in the past 24 hours a lot of activity has focused on the house behind me in vallejo. this missing persons poster distributed by the woman's husband a few days ago, it's believed these two women in these photos could be the people into were found dead in this house here behind me, a house where a huge supply of bomb-making materials was found overnight, as well. the atf is here investigating. this accused killer efren valdemoro is now dead. he was killed by officers last night after a high-speed chase ended in the shopping center parking lot in richmond. his girlfriend was found dead in the car. valdemoro was already wanted in connection with the killing of an elderly man at this home in hercules. that man's son frederick sales has been missing since his father was found murdered and is feared to be a victim as well. valdemoro was a frequent guest a
causes, but what do you say to people who say look you used a lot of fire and police resources. >> first of all to address the part about, you know, limited resource, i get that. i picked that side of the building because i thought, okay, nobody is going to even see me. i was hoping that maybe i could even do it without anyone knowing. >> you were hoping to draw attention to causes. >> yeah. >> but you were hoping no one saw you as well? >> umm, well you know, when you go to do anything you have to have a press statement. i mean you want to state, clarify what it is you want to do, and -- >> reporter: he also clarified for reporters that he is promoting a book. police read those two misdemeanor citations and dana he is well on his way. he didn't spend but less than an hour behind bars there and i have to say he is saying he is going to climb another building, he isn't saying when and where. >> boy he sure got an awful lot of publicity. >> yes he did. tied up traffic for three hours downtown and we found it irresistable, didn't we. >> joe vasquez in san francisco, thank you. >> okay. >>>
of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced to evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
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